Coffee & Conversation Follow Up Sept 2014

What a wonderful turn out for the first EC ‘Coffee & Conversation’ held yesterday.

There was a mixture of parents from Nursery through to EC2 and from all around the world.

Brave parents introduced themselves and shared insights about where they came from and why they were in China.

We then launched in to learning more about how the EC Division is working towards achieving the overall SIS 20:20 vision, based on three main criteria:

* Improve teaching and learning

* Improve assessment of student learning

* Improve support for student learning

After listening to this part of the talk parents showed interest in hearing more about…

– Assessment and Learning Stories

We will discuss these more in depth at future ‘Coffee & Conversation’ sessions.

We also discussed how parents can stay in contact and support what is happening in their child’s class as well as how the EC division has a key goal of being very transparent and accessible.

In light of this discussion parents demonstrated interest in learning more about elearning, particularly in learning how to support this at home, how to use it (skills) and what is the big picture of SIS in relation to elearning.  These are great topics and will also be covered in future sessions.

Overall the response was positive and as parents sipped coffee, connections were being made!  A key part of the focus of these sessions as they are designed for parents to learn more, share more but also connect with other parents!

Thank you to the parents who attended and I look forward to seeing you all, plus others, next time!